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Respite Services:

Envision now offers drop-off respite once per month for children and their siblings as well as adults. This is a great opportunity for families and caregivers to get a much needed break each month. We encourage all eligible family members to take advantage of this service, as needed. Click here for our calendar.

 

Download a printable brochure.

 

Please contact us at the information below in order to reserve your family member a spot at least four days in advance of the scheduled respite day.

 

Paula James

Respite Program Facilitator

Envision

1050 37th Street

Evans, CO 80620

(970) 590-9402

 

or

 

Tiffany Cron

Program Services Program Coordinator

Envision

1050 37th Street

Evans, CO 80620

(970) 313-2642

tcron@envisionco.org

 

The following is a list of eligibility criteria:

The person with  an intellectual or developmental disability  lives in the family home.

The participant and siblings must be between the ages of 2-17 to participate in Children’s Respite or 18+ to participate in Adult Respite.

 

Location and Hours:

Children Respite Programs will be held once a month from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Adult Respite Programs will be held once a month from 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Respite will be held or originate at the Envision offices located at:  1050 37th Street, Evans, CO 80620.

 

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Information:

Your family member’s drop-off time will be 11:00 am and pick-up will be by 5:00 pm for Children’s Respite. For the Adult Respite, drop-off will be 12:00 pm and pick-up will be by 6:00 pm. To ensure the safety of all participants, special drop-off and pick-up times must be arranged prior to the start of the day with the Respite Program Facilitator.

 

Parents/caregiver must communicate with the Respite Program Facilitator (phone number provide at the end of this brochure) if a participant is to be picked up early.

 

Similarly, it is the parent’s/caregiver’s responsibility to contact the Respite Program Facilitator if an emergency will cause them to be late picking up their family member.

 

Lunch/Dinner and Snacks:

Lunch will be provided (generally pizza, salad, vegetables and fruit) for Children’s Respite.

Dinner will be provided (generally outings) for Adult Respite.

A variety of snacks and water will be provided throughout the day for both programs.

Please bring your own lunch/dinner if you have any dietary restrictions.

 

Medications:

We request that all medications be administered prior to the start of the program and after the conclusion of the program if possible.

 

Medical Treatment:

Our staff are trained and certified in First Aid/CPR through the American Heart Association.

 

Envision staff will treat for minor injuries; however, we will contact you if your family member experiences:

a seizure that is unusual for them and/or is lasting longer than five minutes.

a temperature that is higher than 100° F or is showing signs of a cold or flu.

nausea or is vomiting

a physical trauma

a sunburn that blisters

 

A participant will be taken to Urgent Care or the Hospital via ambulance or other means if he/she experiences:

a seizure lasting more than five minutes or a time specified by parents/caregiver

a seizure with no history of seizures

loss of consciousness

broken bone or open wound that may require stitches

a head/neck/back injury

 

Behavior Policy:

Parents/ caregivers will be contacted if their family member is determined to be unsafe to himself/herself and/or to others.

Parents/caregivers will be contacted if their family member is destroying personal or public property.

It is at the discretion of the Respite Program Facilitator if a participant is sent home due to behavioral issues.

 

What to Bring:

Weather Permitting Clothing

Lunch/dinner (if there are any dietary restrictions)

Change of clothes/diapers (if necessary)

Sunscreen and bug spray

 

What Not to Bring:

Drugs and alcohol are not permitted and will be confiscated

Weapons of any kind are not permitted and will be confiscated